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900-year-old jewelry found in Israel

A trove of 900-year-old jewelry has been found by students excavating in central Israel. “In the courtyard is where the women would cook and bake in clay ovens and apparently women who worked in the cooking and baking wore jewelry — necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, hair pins. Through the hundreds of

46,000-year-old bone ornament discovered in Australia

A piece of bone jewelry dating back more than 46,000 years has been found in a rock shelter in Western Australia. O’Connor’s team believes the crafted bone is more likely to be jewellery than a tool, based on comparisons with 19th and 20th-century sewing needles and ornaments made by Indigenous Australians.

Neolithic facial ornaments found in Arctic Circle

Two pieces of facial jewelry have been found 370 miles north of the Arctic Circle. The discovery was made during the summer 2016 archeological season at a location some 600 kilometres above the Arctic Circle. The site in the far north of Krasnoyarsk region is believed to date as far back

Silver jewelry cache found in Bulgaria

A cache of silver jewelry dating back to the 17th century has been unearthed in northwest Bulgaria. It notes that the silver treasure consisting of nearly a dozen female adornments dates back to the second half of the 17th century, and is very likely to have been hidden during the Chiprovtsi

Roman jewelry found in Northern England

Archaeologists excavating a Roman settlemnt in northern England have uncovered a piece of crystal that may have been used in a ring. A team of archaeologists and volunteers has spent five years investigating the origins of 17 altars found at Maryport Roman fort in 1870. Now a rare piece of rock crystal

2,500-year-old gold bracelets found in Poland

A farmer tending to a field in Poland has uncovered three gold bracelets that date back between 1600-400 B.C. "These are unique monuments; probably the only of their kind in south-eastern Poland. We will study the place of discovery because we want to determine whether it was a discovery of a

Neanderthal eagle talon jewelry found in Croatia

Polished eagle talons found in Croatia 100 years ago have been reexamined and researchers now believe the talons were worn by Neanderthals as jewelry 130,000 years ago. However, a discovery that includes a University of Kansas researcher has found that some Neanderthals were more cognitively advanced than we knew. A set

2,300-year-old stash of silver found in Israeli cave

A spelunker exploring a cave in northern Israel came across a stash of silver jewelry hidden in the cave 2,300 years ago. Zakai was recently spelunking with his father and a friend, all of whom are members of the Israeli Caving Club, when Zakai spotted a shiny silver object in one